Salters Festival

On Tuesday 16th May, Alina Abbas, Oliver Hill, Kayden Ramsden and Annabel Wagstaff took part in the Salters Festival of Chemistry. They competed in The Salters Challenge and The University Challenge. In the Salters Challenge, they were solving a mystery by testing for different ions and using paper chromatography. In the University Challenge, were creating different colours of ‘paint’ using hydrochloric acid and sodium hydroxide solutions in different proportions. They were judged on their practical skills, problem solving skills and how well they worked as a team. The challenges were followed by science demonstrations and a prize giving  ceremony.

The team were fantastic and achieved 1st place in The University Challenge, winning prizes for the school. They were a pleasure to take on the trip and were a real credit to the school.

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Top of the Bench!

“Well done to both of the teams who entered the Top of the Bench Chemistry competition at Huddersfield University. They fought really hard against stiff competition and demonstrated an amazing knowledge of Chemistry.

Team 1 was Laura, Josh, Adam and Annie, with Team 2 made up of Martha, Dane, Ellie and Hannah. Congratulations to all.”

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Year 11 GCSE Science Revision Website

The GCSE science revision website is available to everyone in year 11 ready for their GCSE mock revision.

It can be find in your learning portfolio under science, by clicking here or following this QR code
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Instructions and examples can also be found on the science website.

You will be able to find lots of useful resources such as flash cards, revision mind maps, exam style questions and answers and links to other resources.

Don’t also forget to use IamLearning by logging in to the school website above and going to “my revision”, you are studying the AQA specification.

All the best for your mocks!

Mr. Fairclough.

GCSE Revision Website

Just a reminder for all Year 11 GCSE Science Students that the revision site can be found here

Here you can find past papers, mark schemes, specifications and other general revision notes, mind maps, apps and links.

Please remember to use this as part of your 40 Hour Easter Challenge as it is a valuable form of revision but also don’t forget to use your revision guides.

This week’s revision question

This week’s revision question is part of the P5 topic and covers electrostatics and the simple calculations. Either print this off at home or collect a copy from my room either Monday or Tuesday break and bring to the revision session on Wednesday after school.

Salters Festival 2014

Four of St. John Fisher’s budding Chemists attended the Salters Festival of Chemistry at Leeds University on May 20th. The students had great fun working in a university laboratory and cracking the criminal case of a strange burglar who left gnomes for calling cards. This was gnome joke for our quick-witted quartet who cracked the case and thwarted the thief!

Salters Festival of Chemistry 2014

GCSE Science Revision Website is Live

The Science GCSE Revision website is now up and running. This is a valuable revision resource which contains past papers, mark schemes, revision power points, specification guides and more resources. Keep checking for more resources as they are uploaded.


The Science GCSE Revision website can be found at the following address:

If you have any questions or any suggestions for how I can improve this resource please see me or comment below.


Good luck in your revision!

Year 10 and 11 GCSE Science Revision

Just a reminder that I Am Learning revision challenges are running between now and the end of next half term. All you need to enter is go to I am learning and look at your homework. Every student who achieves 80% or more in at least one attempt will be entered for a prize raffle each week. The challenges run between Monday morning and end on Sunday at 8pm.

Good luck!

This weeks topics are

C1 – Air Quality

C4 – Chemical Patterns